Nice to see Spirited Away win best animated feature.
Also nice to see Chris Cooper, a guy I've liked since Lone Star, pick up a statuette.
You know, Renee Zellweger really needs to do Bridget Jones 2 'cause she could really use a couple of extra pounds.
Boy, that song from Frida sure did suck.
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The dead guy won for best cinemetography. Shades of the '00 Missouri Senate race.
Snooooooze. The U2 song wasn't bad, though the point of having an Irish band do a song about America escapes me. And what's up with Colin Farrell's eyebrows?
Interesting that they showed a clip from Patton in the Best Actor montage; if memory serves, George C. Scott didn't accept his award as a protest against the Vietnam war. update: it's actually even more interesting; Scott refused because "The (Academy Awards) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons," not as an anti-war protest. And, as a side note, they also showed a brief clip from The Godfather, a role for which Brando refused his Oscar... Thanks to KG for the correction.
Why isn't Dustin Hoffman reading off the teleprompter, like everyone else?
Eminem wins best song. Unsurprisingly, he didn't perform.
One wonders if it's the first time that the Best Song winner wasn't performed at the ceremony.
Seems to me that neither best actor(ess) winner had much in the way of a speech prepared.
Is this the first time that best screenplay has gone to a foreign-language script?
Roman Polanski: great director, Academy Award winner, and child rapist. The Pianist was a great film, though.
Nice to see the return of "and the winner is..."